After passing her 10th Standard examinations, it seemed highly unlikely for Sujata Bisnal to continue her education as the lack of resources and hardships at home made her believe that she would either need to start working or get married to make ends meet.
Until 2019, Sujata was working as a teacher with K.J. Somaiya English Medium School at Sameerwadi, Karnataka. The financial and moral support she received through Help A Child scholarship at the right time helped her change the path of her life.
Higher Secondary Education Created A Huge Impact In Sujata’s life. Inspired by her, we knew that we wanted to continue doing our bit towards providing opportunities for quality and career oriented education.
Addressing the Educational Crisis!
- Higher Secondary Education lays the foundation for career-based learning which empowers an individual to be independent
- Our aim is to reach out to those who need our help the most, to ensure that no one has to give up their education due to the lack of funds
- We believe that education is the best way to end the cycle of poverty, ensuring a better future
- Help A Child aims to provide accessibility to those students who want to break out of their current situation, dream bigger and achieve greater heights
Achieve their Dream Professions
of Scholarships To Girls
Stories of Hope
Deepa N. Kokatnoor was a weaver who worked on two rented power looms. She lost her father at an early age due to a cardiac arrest and her mother was forced to take up the profession to support the family. With a Help A Child scholarship, Deepa completed her pre-university course and Diploma in Pharmacy. Her 12th grade performance of 80% in Science though enabled her to work with the Indian Postal Services in the dispatch department. family. With a Help A Child scholarship, Deepa completed her pre-university course and Diploma in Pharmacy. Her 12th grade performance of 80% in Science though enabled her to work with the Indian Postal Services in the dispatch department.
Shabana J. Hakki’s father is a carpenter in her village and mother’s a daily wage labourer. Her younger siblings are also studying in primary and high school, making it difficult for her parents to support her higher education. With Help A Child’s sponsorship Shabana completed her two-year Masters degree in Science and now works as a Technical Assistant in a State Government Veterinary Hospital. She can now not only support her family but also the higher studies of her siblings!
Born to an agricultural family, Yellappa B Daddimani’s future was sealed. His parents worked as farmers and farm labourers and his siblings also practiced the same. Yellappa was the first child in the family to study beyond 10th grade. After getting a scholarship, Yellappa completed his pre-university course and B.Sc. in Agriculture. He is now an Agriculture Officer at Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank, Vijayapur Dist, Karnataka and earns Rs 4.8 lacs a year.
Sunil S Chouri’s parents are daily wage workers. His father’s alcoholism left nothing to support the family. Sunil worked in a stationary shop part-time to support his studies and family. With Help A Child’s support, Sunil completed his bachelors and masters in social work and now works as a Project Coordinator in an NGO earning Rs 15,000 per month.
Bhavani S Salgude lost both her parents at a young age. Supported by her maternal uncle, she and her siblings with her grandmother, maternal uncle and aunt live in a small house provided by the Government. Help A Child supported Bhavani’s two years of pre-university course and three-year degree course in commerce. Bhavani did very well in her studies and scored 89.5% in 10th grade, 94.5% in 12th commerce and 86% in commerce degree. Based on 12th progress, she is appointed as the Village Accountant by Revenue Dept of the Karnataka State Govt and earns Rs 20,000 per month and taking care of her sibling’s further education and the family of maternal uncle.
Nikhil G Dashyal lost both his parents early on. He and his sister lived with his grandparents and were supplemented by their grandparents pension. In spite all odds, Nikhil continued to excel in his studies while working part-time during holidays to support his family. During his graduation, he worked as data entry personnel to support his studies as well as his family. He has recently been offered a position in Accenture as a Trainee Engineer with a Rs 4.5 lacs package per year. Made possible with his scholarship which helped him complete his pre-university course and Engineering in E&C.
Belonging to a family of weavers, Danamma I Bandigani’s parents earned around Rs 30 per sari after deducting the rentals of the weaving machines, electricity charges and raw materials are weavers. Weaving up to five to six sarees a day, Danamma also put in an hour to two, to support her family. After getting a scholarship from Help A Child, Danamma has completed her Diploma in Education and now works as an Assistant Teacher in a private primary school in Bagalkhot, Karnataka at a sum of Rs 6,000 per month.
Bhagyshree B Hosamani lost her father when she was primary school and her mother worked at a sweet shop to support the family. With a Help A Child scholarship Bhagyashree completed her pre-university education, her BSc and MSc in Mathematics and went on to become an Assistant Teacher in Mathematics at a private school. Today, she supports her sibling’s higher education and takes care of her mother.
Shashikala S Bhumar comes from a challenging background. With five younger sisters and parents working as daily-wage agricultural labourers, she found her way out to study rather than get married according to her parents' wishes. After completing her 12th standard education in Science she approached Help A Child to support her further studies. An MSc graduate in Chemistry, Shahikala worked hard at her competitive examinations and today she is a Range Forest Officer with the Government of Karnataka. She supports her parents and the education of her siblings. according to her parents' wishes. After completing her 12th standard education in Science she approached Help A Child to support her further studies. An MSc graduate in Chemistry, Shahikala worked hard at her competitive examinations and today she is a Range Forest Officer with the Government of Karnataka. She supports her parents and the education of her siblings.
Laxmibai V. Kalyankar’s parents earned meagre wages and lived in a Government provided house. Being illiterate, didn’t stop them from wanting a better life for their children. The focussed on their education. While one son discontinued their studies after 7th grade, the other now is doing his B.A. However, Laxmibai with the support of Help A Child went on to complete her four-year degree in Engineering. Today, she runs a browsing centre in her town with the help of a bank loan she procured raising her family’s income from a mere Rs 40,000 a year to Rs 5 lakhs a year.
Basavaraj R Bakali’s education till 10th grade was supported by his maternal uncle who is a daily wage labourer. His uncle supported his sibling’s education as well as his father, given to alcoholism, does not work. His mother too works as a daily wage labourer. After successfully completing his BCom with our support, Basavraj appeared for competitive examinations and today is a police constable with the Government of Karnataka. He is now supporting his family which helped him get so far.
Roopa V Julpi’s father worked on a leased plot of agricultural land. The family stayed there in a hut provided by the land owner with no electricity. Her mother, a housewife, also worked on the land to support the family. The Help A Child scholarship saw Roopa through her pre-university education and BE in Computer Science. After all her hard work, Roopa today is an engineer with Mindtree and is taking care of her family and further studies of her younger brother.
Shilpa H Dhupad’s father was a small farmer and worked as a daily wage labourer to supplement his income to support the family. However, Shilpa lost her father in 6th grade. Her mother also worked as a daily wage labourer, but it was hard on the family to support Shilpa and her elder sister’s studies. Today, Shilpa is now an engineer at Tata Consultancy Services and supports the family through her income. Help A Child supported her throughout her studies from taking Science in higher secondary to successfully completing her four years of engineering.
Kavita Kalal, a resident of Lokapur village in Karnataka is an orphan and she used to stay in a room provided by her relatives. She used to clean people’s houses every day before school to fund her studies. Being the eldest in her family, the responsibility of her siblings fell on her shoulders at a very tender age. After completing her pre-university course, graduation as well as her post-graduation in Hindi and B.Ed, she is preparing for competitive examinations. She is also teaching her neighbour’s children so as to encourage young children to focus on their education!
Parashuram S Latte is an inspiration to those around him. His father passed away when he was in primary school and his mother started working as a daily wage labourer to support the household. They lived in an old mud house with intermittent electricity. Parashuram also worked part-time to support his family and further studies. When he wanted to pursue his mechanical engineering he sought out Help A Child. Today, he is working with Tata Consultancy Services, Mumbai as a Systems Engineer.
Help this Students Achieve their Dreams
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- You can become a part of our initiative and help us in multiple ways
- Be it big or small, every act of kindness counts
- For thousands of disadvantaged children across India, only education can give them an opportunity to reach their full potential. Your involvement makes quality education accessible to build a brighter future!